Dressform flowers

KathyWIJune 30, 2012

I made this dress form from metal fencing and planted it with wave petunias. It is even large now than when this picture was taken.

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Pretty! It's beautiful and those wave petunias are perfect for that form.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 1:50PM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

That is so cool - I am impressed. I am amazed at all the ideas that I find here!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 3:51PM
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sunnyca_gw

She is going to be the "belle of the ball" once she fills in the top, the bottom is lovely, do you have to wind them around her & tie on or how does that work? Jan

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 3:58PM
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diggery(z8)

Impressive! What an imagination you have. I never ceased to be amazed by the ingenuity & creativeness around here. Maybe it'll rubb off on me eventually, lol. TFS

blessings,
~digger

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 6:43PM
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KathyWI

The top is not going to fill in it will just stay the metal form. The bottom has a hanging basket in it that will just continue to grow down. It is now about 1 foot from the ground. Not shown in the picture is a chair with a purse planted with mini pansies and shoes planted with succulents.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 6:46PM
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kacram

that is GREAT!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 9:16PM
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diggery(z8)

Haha...the purse & shoes are definitely necessary accessories for the belle of the ball. What fun!
Love this vignette

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 9:58PM
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Marlene Kindred

Well that is just too cool! Looks beautiful! What an ingenious idea. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 10:04PM
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sunnyca_gw

Ok, so you wired the hanging basket to the form or is it sitting on a stool or post? I'm sure someone will want to make this as it is so cute. Still think those wave petunias are going to go up a ways but only ones I've seen out here have tiny flowers & are at least $4 for small pot. I'd want a couple of colors, I looked for seeds but didn't make it over to 1 nursery that might have them. I think they would be easier to grow than the ruffled petunias which I love but if they like the spot they sometimes last 2-3 yrs. I was told the wave ones are easy to grow! Jan

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 1:18AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

How CUTE!!!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 11:26AM
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laurastheme(8)

OMG! What a brilliant idea. I keep wishing I could come up with something original.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Blog

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 9:04PM
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KathyWI

I wish this was my concept but I seen a phote of a real wire dressform used in a garden. I wanted it to be lifesize and could not afford to buy one. So I made my own form. I am so pleased with how it turned out though.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 9:25PM
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jeannespines

Wow, you took an idea & transformed it into your own! Looks great! & I bet the chair w/purse & shoes is adorable! Your Wave Petunia color combo is beautiful! Sweet! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 10:14PM
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KathyWI

Late July update of dressform flowers

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:10PM
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frankielynnsie(7B)

I love it. That is one healthy petunia. What have you been fertilizing it with? Can we see the purse and shoes too?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:50PM
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KathyWI

I am using all purpose plant food 20-20-20 once a week.
And here is the purse and shoes.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:01PM
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sunnyca_gw

She really is the "belle of the ball" 2 pr of dancing shoes no less!! And what a pretty purse with all the sunny flowers! Love it! Jan

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 1:27AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

L.O.V.E. this!!!!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 12:10PM
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frankielynnsie(7B)

I love this sooo much that I will need to try this next year. A hat would make another good accessory. Thrift store here I come.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 6:28PM
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Marlene Kindred

WOW!!! That is absolutely gorgeous! The petunia has filled out so beautifully....what a creative idea! Thanks so much for the updated picture!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 7:57PM
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jlily(Z6)

Wonderful ! With the flowers and shoes, etc. all coordinating with color. TYFS Jlily

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 9:17PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Had to have another look...this is sooo adorable!!! Thanks for posting more pics!!!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 11:13AM
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arcy_gw

Beautiful!! I have two wire Christmas angels I took the lights off and have a vine growing for their skirts. I have been very happy with them until now when I see the pretty colors!! I wish I had sun and they could have flower skirts!!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 9:49PM
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indigosunshine

Kathy, what a spectacular addition to your garden! I have a similar dress form but didn't get it planted. Seeing yours I can't wait 'til next year. Thanks for the pictures and the inspiration! Carol

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 11:34AM
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jeannespines

Wow ...she certainly turned into the bell of the ball! ...a gorgeous gown! & love her purse & shoes ...is that frog the 'secret prince?' ;-) TFS another pic! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 11:53PM
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calicocat1967

Wow that is fantastic. Can't wait to do this next year. Love how you color coordinate everything. Thanks for sharing.

Kim

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 4:29PM
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